Europa League Matches 2023-2024: How to Bet?

By  //  September 15, 2023

Betting on UEFA Europa League matches has its own characteristics that should be taken into account in order to learn how to correctly predict the outcome of events on the best betting sites in South Africa 2023.

Motivation of teams from top championships

Many clubs from the top European championships treat the Europa League as a secondary tournament, often fielding minor squads for matches. It is quite possible to understand teams such as, for example, Manchester United, Barcelona or Milan, because throughout their history they have been accustomed to playing in the Champions League. 

Therefore, when placing bets on this tournament, you should remember that the favorites do not always enter the matches with the proper motivation. To a lesser extent, this applies to the decisive playoff games; already by the quarterfinals or semifinals, top clubs begin to approach matches with the utmost seriousness.

The home Team Wins Most Matches

The home ground factor is important in most football matches, but here it becomes a consistent pattern. Statistics confirm this: in the 2021/22 season, the hosts won 69.2% of their games in the qualifying round, 58% in the group stage, and 56.7% in the playoffs.

Spanish clubs dominate the tournament

This trend has been observed for several years now. The Spaniards traditionally perform strongly in Europe’s second most important club tournament: Sevilla, Atlético Madrid and Villarreal have won 8 trophies between them in the last 13 editions. Clubs from England have also been winning in recent years. 

In the Premier League, competition for qualifying for the Champions League is very high, and teams use the Europa League as a springboard to play in the main European football tournament. Last season, the trend was interrupted by the German Eintracht Frankfurt, who won the 2021/22 UEFA Europa League.

Betting on the Europa League winner is More Justified after the Group Stage

This is primarily due to the fact that teams that take third place in their groups at the end of the group stage in the Champions League go straight to the Europa League playoffs. That is, many strong clubs from top championships may find themselves at the decisive stage of the League.

Predictions for Europa League Matches

You don’t have to rely on anyone else’s opinion. You can make a football forecast based on strict statistical data. In the previews of LE matches, our analysts note several long series in which the bet is successful in 70-100% of cases.

Reliable trends are identified by various statistical indicators: goals, cards, corners, player performance, periods of the match, etc. Expert opinions and statistical series help you choose a bet on the Europa League but will not replace your point of view on the upcoming match.